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History at Weber State

Weber State’s history degree broadens your worldview, helping you understand how people and events of the past shaped the world, and how those forces influence society today.

History Highlights

Weber State history majors have a wide range of elective courses to choose from, ranging from Southeast Asian History to Religion in American History.

Weber State’s history department, along with the Weber Historical Society, regularly invites historians to campus to lecture on topics from across the globe and around the state.

Beyond the Classroom

As a history major, you can study abroad at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, where you’ll pay Weber State tuition.

You can also present and publish your original research and develop practical skills through internships with museums, historical societies and more.

 

Eladio Bobadilla

Class of 2012

“The program taught me to think critically, empathetically and civically about the past and use historical knowledge to tackle the complex social problems that face our world today.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

As a history major, you’ll learn how politics, warfare, theology, literature, environment and family life have changed throughout the world over time. You can also participate in original research, study abroad, conduct oral histories and work with history scholars

Whether you pursue academia, teach or work at historical sites, the history department has something for you.

What You Can Do after Weber

Because history offers an intense training in writing and analysis, you’ll find career opportunities in a wide range of fields. Graduates often go on to careers in:

  • History
  • Education
  • Law
  • Government
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Film
  • Nonprofit organizations

Graduates from Weber State’s history program also have continued their education in top-tier graduate programs at Duke, Yale, Harvard and other universities.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for history graduates in the U.S. and Utah
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Faculty Perspective

  • Susan Matt

    "Teaching and studying history is really rewarding because it helps us uncover how we got here, and makes us recognize that our social world is not natural, but the result of human choices and decision."
  • Brady Brower

    "When I consider some of the exceptional features of the history program here at Weber State, the one thing that really stands out for me is the level of engagement between students and faculty made possible by our small class sizes."